Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was upset, after what he thought was a cheap shot by Falcons tackle Jake Mathews.
But Falcons coach Dan Quinn defended his blocker, and said Bennett should be accustomed to people going low after what he sees in practice.
Bennett said after the game Matthews was a “little b—-,” because of what he thought was a deliberate attempt to go at his knees.
“He’s a hell of a competitor,” Quinn said of Bennett, via Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It was not a cheap shot in any way by Jake. When it’s a handful of a player, you try to get his hands down, cut, do whatever you can. I think it’s likely [Bennett is angry] because he got banged up on the play.
“He’s used to it [because] Seattle cuts a lot as well.”
Though Bennett appears to have escaped injury, he didn’t finish the game. And Quinn should know what happens in Seahawks practices, having been defensive coordinator there before landing the Falcons job.